Biomechanics pioneer Dr. Hugh Herr blazes trails across a diverse set of scientific and technological disciplines to accelerate the merging of body and machine. Since losing his lower legs in a mountaineering accident as a high school student, Dr. Herr has devoted his life to assisting the elderly and the disabled through innovative research and design. His research accomplishments as Director of the Biomechatronics group at The MIT Media Lab and Director of The Herr Institute for Human Rehabilitation have already made a significant impact on the lives of physically challenged people.
Sponsored by Design West Michigan
Monday, April 6, 2015 - Saturday, April 11, 2015
Save the date for the second annual Design Week!
Details coming soon.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 / Grand Rapids
A KCAD Pop-Up Talk with Tucker Viemeister
Called “guru” by BusinessWeek and “industrial design’s elder wonderkind” by ID, Tucker Viemeister holds 32 US utility patents and leads Viemeister Industries in New York. His life and work represent a convergence of ideas and stuff, touching industrial design, architecture, education, graphics, new media, and consulting, among other disciplines. Influenced equally by his father’s radical industrial designs (see the the infamous 1948 Tucker Sedan) and his mother’s passion for community engagement, Viemeister balances enjoyment with responsibility and business with culture. He helped found a number of influentialdesign organizations, including frogdesign NY, Razorfish, SmartDesign, Springtime-USA, and was Chief of the LAB at Rockwell Group.
Event is free but registration is required.